Cathy King

Cathy King (born September 3, 1959), formerly Cathy Borst (Cathy's married name was Borst - when she divorced she went back to her maiden name of King) is a Canadian curler from St. Albert, Alberta. She is a former Canadian champion skip and world championship bronze medallist, and 2013 world senior champion.

Cathy King
Born (1959-09-03) September 3, 1959
SkipCathy King
ThirdGlenys Bakker
SecondLesley McEwan
LeadShannon Nimmo
Hearts appearances7 (1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2006)
World Championship
1 (1998)
Top CTRS ranking4th (2004-05, 2005-06)
Grand Slam victories0

Curling career

King was a national junior champion in 1977 and 1978, before there was a women's world junior championship. In 1988, she played for Alberta at the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship, losing in the final. She has been in seven Scotties Tournament of Hearts (1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2005, and 2006). She won the 1998 Scott Tournament of Hearts, and then won a Bronze Medal at the subsequent World Championships behind Elisabet Gustafson's team from Sweden and Helena Blach Lavrsen's team from Denmark.

At the 2005 Scott Tournament of Hearts, she finished with a 6-5 round-robin record, then lost in a tie-breaker to Ontario's Jenn Hanna. In 2006, King won the Canada Cup of Curling defeating Jennifer Jones in the final. King returned to the Hearts in 2006, and she finished 6-5 again, and out of the playoffs. She has been part of three Olympic Curling Trials in 1997, 2001, 2005, and the pre-trials in 2009, but has never gone on to win.

King, along with Raylene Rocque retired from women's curling following the 2009-10 curling season.[1] However, King returned the next season at the senior level. In her second season at the senior level, she represented Alberta at the 2012 Canadian Senior Curling Championships. She won the event, and became the first skip to win a Canadian Junior, Women's and Seniors championship in her career.[2]

King was named to the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame in 2013. That year she also won the World Senior Curling Championship, going undefeated through the event.[3] In addition her third Carolyn Morris became the first curler to win world championships for two different countries; she skipped Scotland to the senior women's title in 2005, one of four times she played for Scotland in the event before returning to Canada.[4]

Personal life

Cathy's partner is Bruce Saville, an Edmonton entrepreneur and philanthropist, for whom her club is named. She has 3 sons from her marriage to Henk Borst. Cathy's older brothers, Robbie and Chris, are former Canadian Junior Curling champions from the 1970s. She is a graduate of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.

Grand Slam record

C Champion
F Lost in Final
SF Lost in Semifinal
QF Lost in Quarterfinals
R16 Lost in the round of 16
Q Did not advance to playoffs
T2 Played in Tier 2 event
DNP Did not participate in event
N/A Not a Grand Slam event that season
Event 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13
Autumn Gold Q Q Q SF DNP DNP DNP
Manitoba Lotteries DNP QF SF Q DNP DNP
Colonial Square Ladies Classic N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Players' Championships QF QF Q Q DNP DNP

Former events

Event 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11
Wayden Transportation Q QF Q N/A N/A
Sobeys Slam N/A Q SF N/A DNP


  1. "Big change for Jennifer Jones".
  2. Norm Cowley (March 27, 2012). "Cathy King makes Canadian curling history". The Edmonton Journal.
  3. "Canadians Rob Armitage, Cathy King sweep world senior curling gold". CBC Sports. The Canadian Press. April 20, 2013. Retrieved April 20, 2013.
  4. Cowley, Norm (April 20, 2013). "Cathy King wins world senior women's curling championship". The Edmonton Journal. Retrieved April 20, 2013.
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